The twice-weekly schedule will be operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the flights will connect guests travelling to and from Athens with key destinations in Asia and Australia via Abu Dhabi.
Destinations connecting to Athens include Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), Singapore, Manila (Philippines), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Jakarta (Indonesia), Seoul (Korea), and Karachi and Lahore (Pakistan).
The addition of Athens increases the total number of international flights being flown by Etihad throughout June to 25 destinations, with plans to significantly increase the number of scheduled flights around the world, as international travel restrictions are lifted, according to the airline.
Etihad says those that wish to travel to and from Athens would need to be allowed to travel and would need to follow the appropriate entry regulations in Greece or their final destination.
The airline says it continues to follow UAE and international government, regulatory and health authority directives, and is playing its part in helping to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Etihad says it has implemented an extensive sanitisation and customer safety programme and is practicing the highest standards of hygiene at every part of the customer journey. This includes catering, aircraft and cabin deep-cleaning, check-in, health screening, boarding, inflight, crew interaction, meal service, arrival and ground transportation, among others.